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EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Lilac DIY Gift Box

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Are you looking for a special project to make your friends and family? Learn the steps to create an elegant gift box your friends and family will treasure forever with this step-by-step tutorial. It's a gift in itself, and perfect for those special gifts or of course filled with chocolates!

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Let's get started and create something beautiful together.


Step 1: To make the base of the box, cut 5 pieces of black chipboard - 1 piece 6" x 4", 2 pieces 5 7/8" x 2" and 2 pieces 3 7/8" x 2".

Cut the 4 hinge pieces from black card stock: 2 pieces 5 7/8" x 1" and 2 pieces 3 7/8" x 1". Score these at the 1/2" mark on the shorter side on the scoring board. Apply 1/2" double sided adhesive tape on both sides of score line for all the pieces. Fold them very well along the score line. Attach the sides of the chipboard pieces to the base using these hinges by adhering one side on the base and another edge on the sides. There must be 1/8" space between all the chipboard pieces. This will ensure that the chipboard pieces will fold up well forming a neat box. Burnish the edges very well with a bone folder.

Cut 4 pieces of black card stock 1" x 2". Score at 1/2" mark on the shorter side. Add double sided tape beside the score line on all hinge pieces on one side only. Fold along the score line. Adhere these to the side edges of the box base. This makes the box look very neat and makes it more sturdy.

Step 2: Using patterned paper from the Lush Lilac paper collection cut 2 pieces 5 3/4" x 1 7/8", 2 pieces 3 3/4"x 1 7/8" and 1 piece 5 3/4" x 3 3/4".

Adhere the patterned paper pieces to the inside base and sides of the box inside and outside.

Step 3: To make the lid of the box, cut a piece of black chip board 6 1/8" x 4 1/8". Then cut a piece of patterned paper 7" x 5" and another piece 5 7/8" x 3 7/8". Adhere the larger of patterned papers to the chipboard leaving equal space all around. Fold in the edges and adhere with clear glue. Adhere the second piece of paper on the folded paper to cover the lid.

Step 4: Cut a 1" width lilac or purple satin ribbon 30" inches in length. Keeping about 6" length out, adhere the ribbon to the base of the box using clear glue, bringing it up along the centre of the back wall and adhering it on the centre of lid leaving the other end out. This will attach the lid to the base.

Step 5: Diecut the Intricate Swirl Frame die four times using black card stock. Adhere two pieces together with glue, lining up the die cuts. Adhere the box base on one die cut frame on the centre using clear glue. Adhere another die cut piece on the top of the lid.

Step 6: Decorate the top of the lid. Adhere pattern paper inside the frame using clear glue. Cut an A2 card panel design from paper collection. Layer it on black card stock and adhere on the frame with glue.

Make a shadow box from black shadow box set and cover it with pattern paper. Adhere to the box lid on top.

Step 7: Stamp two images of Lush Lilac spray from Lush Lilac cling stamp with Cactus Flower, Deep Purple and Green Archival inks. Die cut with the coordinating die.

Stamp the Lush Lilac flowers with the same inks and color the centres with the Precision Daubers. Mold the flowers in the Lush Lilac Flower Shaping Mold. Add m further shape using groove golf tools. Add a stamen in the centre of each flower. Arrange the flowers on the one stamped and cut lilac spray image. Adhere one lilac spray image on the shadow box. Adhere the flower decorated lilac spray on top of this using foam dots.

Step 8: Cut 5 pieces of Sweetheart border lace die cuts in white card stock. Distress the edges with Seedless Preserve distress ink. Adhere the lace on the sides of the base of the box and the shorter side of the shadow box edge. Cut a butterfly kisses decorative doily and distress with seedless preserve distress ink. Cut the doily in two pieces. Adhere one half under the lilac spray. Adhere a corner piece on the top right corner of the shadow box.

Step 9: Decorate the inside of the box lid. Cut a die cut from intricate swirl frame die. Stamp a sentiment from Heartfelt Love stamp set on the centre die cut piece. Distress the edges with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink. Adhere the two pieces on the inside of the lid.

Finish the box by applying glue on the flowers, add some glitter and tie two tags from the paper collection on the side of the box using twine and your Gift Box is ready!

Have fun creating this gift box for your friends and family. We love to see what you make so make sure you share your projects with us over on our Facebook page here:

Tutorial by designer Anita Kejriwal

Here is a list of all the products used to make this beautiful project!

Heartfelt Creations supplies:

Lush Lilac Paper Collection

Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set

Lush Lilac Die

Sweetheart Borders Die

Intricate Swirl Frames Die

Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die

Paper Pack of 10 - Black

Card Shadow Box Set-Black

Assorted Pearl Stamens-Small

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Deep Purple

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Library Green

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold

Groove Golf Tool Set

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles

Stack and Store Daubers

-Pack of 6

Other Supplies: White cardstock, Black thick chip board, 30" Lilac satin 1" ribbon, Twine, Seedless Preserve distress ink.


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This is absolutely one of the best and beautiful tutorials I have seen. I bought the dies and paper pad and this will prompt me to get started on this project. I should probably get the mold.
Saturday 2nd of June 2018 04:53 PM
Wow, such a beautiful box. So special. X
Saturday 2nd of June 2018 06:11 PM
Wow! What a beautiful project!!
Sunday 3rd of June 2018 05:55 PM
Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial. Instructions were extremely easy to follow. I’ve got the dies and the stamps. Looking forward to more awesome tutorials.
Thursday 30th of August 2018 06:53 PM